Argentina's continuing ascent

Primera Zona vineyards in Mendoza, Argentina with the Andes in the background

New member of our expanding team Alistair Cooper MW shares some of his South American expertise.

I had the good fortune to work in Mendoza in 2004/2005 as the export manager for a winery. It was an exciting time for me personally and I learnt a huge amount while there. I was near the beginning of my wine journey, so It’s fair to say that my wine knowledge was not what it is now. That didn’t stop me forming a (basic) opinion at the time of the state of Argentine wine. 

It was all about Malbec, and there were some...